13th June 2014

Pathfinder Tours
The Purbeck Explorer

Locos Used 37402 'Stephen Middlemore', 37423 'Spirit of the Lakes' & 37604
Stock Used 4991+4949+4959+1813+21272+3122+3112+3147+1683+3100+3098

Route :
1Z37 : Stafford to Swanage
1Z38 : Swanage to Stafford

Loco(s) Route
37423 + 37402 (1) Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Cam & Dursley - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Wilton Jn - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton [Up Goods Loop]
37604 (2) Southampton [Up Goods Loop] - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - (3) - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Motala GF - Norden - Corfe Castle - Swanage
37423 + 37402 (1) Swanage - (reverse of outward route) - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - (reverse of outward route) - Stafford

Swanage Railway:

Loco(s) Stock
6695 t-n-t with 33111 4349+4981+9015+4899+4983

Notes : 
(1) 37604 on rear.
(2) 37402 + 37423 on rear.
(3) The outward leg was delayed when 37604 came to a stand on the climb between Christchurch and Pokesdown, due to the loco over heating.

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour Brockenhurst - Swanage - Bournemouth) & Nigel Benning 

Photo Review


37604 arrives at Brockenhurst with the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


37423 + 37402 after arrival at Swanage (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Stafford 05.47d [P4] [US] 05.47   23.34a [DS] [P6] 23.37 259.23
? Trent Valley Jn 05/48 05/48   23/32 23/35 ?
13.57 Bushbury Jn 06/03 06/01   23/15 23/22 245.46
16.25 Portobello Jn 06/08 06/05   23/12 23/18 242.78
19.24 Darlaston Jn 06/11 06/08   23/07 23/14 239.79
20.42 Bescot Stadium 06/12 06/09   23/06 23/11 238.61
21.41 Tame Bridge Parkway 06.15a ~ 06.18d 06.11 ~ 06.17   23.01a ~ 23.03d 23.06 ~ 23.09 237.62
24.79 Perry Barr North Jn 06/23 06/22   22/56 23/00 234.24
25.28 Perry Barr West Jn 06/25 06/24   22/55 22/59 233.75
27.37 Soho East Jn 06/30 06/31   22/51 22/56 231.66
27.59 Soho North Jn 06/32 06/33   22/50 22/54 231.44
29.05 Galton Jn 06/34 06/36   22/49 22/51 230.18
29.29 Smethwick Jn 06/35 06/36   22/48 22/50 229.74
32.11 Rowley Regis 06/40 06/40   22/45 22/45 227.12
37.38 Stourbridge Junction 06.49a ~ 06.52d [P3] 06.49 ~ 06.52   22.32a ~ 22.34d [P2] 22.33 ~ 22.35 221.65
41.00 Blakedown 06/57 06/57   22/26 22/29 218.23
44.08 Kidderminster 07.02a ~ 07.05d [P2] ?   22.20a ~ 22.22d [P1] 22.22 ~ 22.25 215.15
47.66 Hartlebury 07/11 07/09   22/14 22/19 211.37
53.44 Droitwich Spa 07/19 07/20   22/09 22/13 205.59
58.56 Tunnel Jn 07/29 07/33   22/04 22/07 200.47
59.12 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.36a ~ 07.38d [P2] 07.36 ~ 07.38   21.56a ~ 22.02d [P1] 22.02 ~ 22.06 200.11
62.28 Norton Jn 07/43 07/42   21/51 21/55 196.75
63.10 Abbotswood Jn 07/44 07/45   21/49 21/52 196.13
73.66 Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 07/54 [P2] 07/57   21/38 [P1] 21/42 185.37
81.08 Cheltenham Spa 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P1] 08.03 ~ 08.06   21.28a ~ 21.30d [P2] 21.30 ~ 21.34 178.15
86.51 Barnwood Jn 08/10 08/11   21/22 21/22 172.52
87.38 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/12 08/12   21/21 21/22 171.65
93.49 Standish Jn 08/18 08/18   21/13 21/16 165.54
99.10 Cam & Dursley 08.23a ~ 08.26d [P2] 08.23 ~ 08.26   21.04a ~ 21.06d [P1] 21.06 ~ 21.09 160.13
106.52 Charfield 08/33 08/33   20/57 20/59 152.51
113.40 Yate 08/39 08/39   20/51 20/55 145.63
115.06 Westerleigh Jn 08/42 08/41   20/48 20/52 144.17
119.56 Bristol Parkway 08.47a ~ 08.50d [P2] 08.48 ~ 08.51   20.35a ~ 20.43d [P4] 20.34 ~ 20.45 139.47
121.15 Filton Abbey Wood 08/52 [P1] 08/54   20/32 [P2] 20/31 138.08
123.42 Narroways Hill Jn 08/56 08/56   20/29 20/27 135.61
124.70 Dr Day's Jn 09/01 08/59   20/23 20/23 134.33
125.17 North Somerset Jn 09/05 09/04   20/20 20/21 134.06
135.72 Bath Spa 09/16 [P2] 09/16   20/03 [P1] 20/06 123.31
138.18 Bathampton Jn 09*22 ~ 09*33 [UPL] 09.20 ~ 09.27   19/58 19/58 121.05
147.30 Bradford Jn 09/45 09/39   19/36 19/38 111.73
? Trowbridge 09/47 09/41   19/34 19/35 ?
152.54 Westbury 09/54 [P3] 09/48   19/26 [P2] 19/27 106.49
157.27 Warminster 10/00 09/58   19/19 19/21 101.76
162.62 Upton Lovell 10/05 10/04   19/15 19/16 96.41
167.31 Wylye AHB 10/09 10/07   19/11 19/12 91.72
172.02 Wishford 10/13 10/11   19/07 19/08 87.21
175.23 Wilton Jn 10/17 10/17   19/03 19/03 84.00
177.09 Salisbury 10/23 [P3] 10/23   19/00 [P3] 19/00 82.14
178.16 Tunnel Jn 10/26 10/29   18/50 18/53 81.07
186.11 Dean 10/36 10/39   18/40 18/43 73.12
193.54 Romsey 10/43 [P1] 10/46   18/33 [P2] 18/32 65.49
199.10 Redbridge 10/57 [UF] 10/58   - - -
201.30
0.00
Southampton [Up Goods Loop] 11.01 ~ 11.13 [UGL] ? ~ ?   - - -
- Chandlers Ford - -   18/23 18/23 ?
- Eastleigh East Jn - -   18/19 ? ?
- Eastleigh - -   18/17 [P1] 18/17 58.27
- Southampton Airport Parkway - -   18/11 [P1] 18/13 56.76
- St Denys - -   18/06 [P1] 18/07 54.52
- Northam Jn - -   18/00 [US] 18/01 53.59
- Southampton Central - -   17/57 [P2] 17/56 52.55
2.20 Redbridge 11/17 11/24   17/51 [US] 17/51 50.04
13.16 Brockenhurst 11*30 ~ 11*46 [P1] 11.41 ~ 11.52 [P1]   17/40 [P2] 17/38 39.08
28.32 Bournemouth 12.07a ~ 12.10d 12.27 ~ 12.30 [P3]   17.09a ~ 17.12d [P2] 17.10 ~ 17.12 [P2] 23.72
31.01 Branksome 12/16 [P2] 12/37 [P2]   17/02 [P1] 17/04 [P1] 21.23
34.12 Poole 12/23 [P2] 12/42 [P2]   16/55 [P1] 16/57 [P1] 18.12
? Hamworthy 12/27 12/47   16/51 16/54 ?
41.20 Wareham 12t36 ~ 12t38 [P2] 12t55 ~ 12t58 [P2]   16t41 ~ 16t43 [P1] 16t45 ~ 16t47 [P1] 11.04
42.27 Worgret Jn 12/42 13.02 ~ 13.03   16/36 16.38 ~ 16.41 9.77
45.32 Motala GF 12t52 ~ 13t02 13t22 ~ 13t32   16t18 ~ 16t23 16t17 ~ 16t25 6.51
? Norden 13/07 13/38   16/08 16/12 ?
? Corfe Castle ? ~ 13t09 [Down] 13t41 ~ 13t44 [Down]   ? ~ 16t06 [Up] 16t08 ~ 16t09 [Up] ?
? Harmans Cross 13/17 [Down] 13/51 [Down]   16/00 [Down] 16/01 [Down] ?
52.24 Swanage 13.30a [P2] 14.02 [P2]   15.50d [P2] 15.52 [P2] 0.00


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